Grind to a halt



Also, come to a grinding halt. Gradually come to a standstill or end. For example, Once the funding stopped, the refurbishing project ground to a halt, or She’s come to a grinding halt with that book she’s writing. This expression alludes to a clogged engine that gradually stops or a ship that runs aground.

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